Society

As your trusted friend, we’re here with the “Reader’s Digest version” of social issues that impact the world around you. From gun violence statistics to the history behind the black power fist, and how to be an LGBTQ ally, our explainers will break it all down.

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What It Was Like to Escape a Wildfire In the Middle of the Night

Two retirees recount their narrow escape from their home during a wildfire in Oregon.

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This Man Was Superfit When He Got COVID-19—And Then He Lost His Leg

After a severe COVID-19 diagnosis, a personal trainer is left in a wheelchair after having his right leg and left...


The One Thing Natural Disaster Survivors Wish They’d Done Differently to Prepare

If you're in the path of a hurricane or another natural disaster, what's the one thing you should always do?...


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A Hurricane Sunk Their Ship. This Rescue Swimmer Was Their Only Hope of Survival

A hurricane sank their 212-foot 
freighter and was about to claim their rescue raft too. The last 
hope for the...


One of the World’s Most Iconic Ships Sailed Straight Into Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Won.

The HMS Bounty experienced its final moments during Hurricane Sandy. Did any passengers survive the wreckage?


An Ohio Couple Was Trapped in a Flooding Basement. Their Dramatic Rescue Will Restore Your Faith in ...

The Hammondses were trapped in their flooded basement, with the water line rapidly rising above 8 feet. It would take...